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 on: Yesterday at 10:37:25 pm 
Started by hatman - Last post by pony express
I load 2f Goex-because I HAVE 2F Goex. Only 3f I have on hand is a part can of Elephant, keeping that in case I wanna shoot some CAS with my 1860 Armies.

 on: Yesterday at 10:34:02 pm 
Started by T J B - Last post by pony express
People are probably in shock that you actually found some Trail Boss.

Not only found it, but found 20lb of it!

 on: Yesterday at 10:30:22 pm 
Started by Ike Kant - Last post by Montana Slim
I've not seen a severe difference in point of aim / impact with the Uberti vs. the Pietta.

I have seen a slight difference in group sizes between the two manufacturers, and between models. There are a few prime factors which will be major factors in the results and others with less impact, so to speak. I do have photos similar to those posted for most of my C&B pistols. I like to be able to review if I've made mechanical changes (muzzle, forcing cone, etc) and did I see improvement, how much.....was it real or just luck. I do this somewhat seriously but won't turn my "fun" into mt work.

If anyone has similar photos to post, I'd certainly take a look. I'm pretty good at spotting trends.


 on: Yesterday at 10:09:00 pm 
Started by PJ Hardtack - Last post by Will Lynchem
I'll buy that! When you make more Bang than Clang,  you might as well look good doing it! Maybe I should consider dressing up!  W.L.

 on: Yesterday at 09:56:49 pm 
Started by TheHappyGunner - Last post by Good Troy
Hmm...Just when I thought that I was being the teacher, I become the student!  Grin

I expected the thermometer to read  about 2 or 3 degrees above boiling.  
I'm trying to get my head around this, because I've been schooled that heat transfer is directly proportional to a difference in temperature.  You have to have a heat sink....ah,'s going into the heat of vaporization.
Gee...and I boil water for a living...  

Maybe I should change my alias to humble(d) Troy!
Or, not-to-proud-that-I-have-to-be-right Troy.

Now Professor and Mehavey, how are you guys on the science of 45-70 black powder loads??? I'm definitely not a teacher in that subject matter!

 on: Yesterday at 09:54:10 pm 
Started by Hambone Dave - Last post by LTCol Long
Cap'n Redneck,
I like your answer!!  Would you be havin' some Irish or Scottish in ya?

LtCol Long

 on: Yesterday at 09:45:49 pm 
Started by TheHappyGunner - Last post by Professor Marvel
Aha ! My Good Mehavey, you beat me to it twice!

science and shootin' - what better?
next up - the full-auto C&B revolver :-)

prof marvel

 on: Yesterday at 09:31:25 pm 
Started by LostVaquero - Last post by Drydock
The aluminum frame cannot take the battering the steel frame, thus a stronger recoil spring to minimize the impact of the bolt against the back of the frame.

 on: Yesterday at 09:04:26 pm 
Started by Drydock - Last post by Drydock
Flashy, your a pip, good to hear from you!  By mid 1885 troops were wearing it in the field, in particular the Southwest against the Apache.  This is why Leonard Wood specified the 1884 for the 1st USV  for field wear.  There are several photos of troops in Tampa 1898 wearing them, or just the trousers with the blue campaign shirt.  I even have some Edison Video of regular troops marching to transports, wearing 1884s.  Its hard to tell, but as the trousers and tunics appear the same shade, and the leggings the same shade as well, I believe this to be the case, as the Brown duck 1884s were the only outfit that matched the leggings.  What we do not have is studio photos of this, as troops wanted to be seen in their more stylish "BLues".

I also have a photo of regulars in front of a damaged spanish fortification in the Phillipines, wearing 1884 trousers and blue shirts, rifles in hand.

In any case, we have much documented photos and footage of the 1st USV, Including Theodore Roosevelts letters to his Harvard chums, advising them to get 1884s to match the troops, as the Khakis would never be ready in time.

I believe the 1884 was the most common field uniform in Cuba in 1898, but not often pictured, as the New York Press wanted photo's of the 71st NY, a NG unit forced to the front by their Senator, wearing the blue wool uniform.  But the Regular army was not as dumb as we like to think: why wouldn't they use the most readily available  tropical weight uniform, one that every regular soldier already had in his kit?

Vol 1, Chapter 5 of Douglas McChristians "Uniforms, Arms and Equipment, 1880-1892" Spends quite a bit of time on the 1884 Fatigues, and it becomes quite clear that the men liked it, and that local officers quickly sent it into the field.  It also becomes quite clear that this was NOT intended to be worn over the existing wool uniform, but was to be worn "Similiar to the working clothes worn by the miners in the Western states and territories"  This is a quote of Quartermaster General Samuel Holabird, the originator of the 1884.

The 1884 was authorized by General order No 32, April 16 1884.  It was stipulated that the garments were to be worn on all work and fatigue details EXCEPT Stable duty, to preserve the Wool uniform.  The older White Stable Frock was still to be issued to Cavalrymen for that.  THAT would be the garment worn over the existing uniform, including the 1884!  Officers were also authorized to draw this canvas clothing as well!  Many officers interpreted the above order to include field duty as well, saving the wool for dress occasions.

 on: Yesterday at 08:59:31 pm 
Started by nativeshooter - Last post by major
Some years ago me and some of my fellow N-SSA shooters toyed with the idea of shooting 44 Russian out of our 44-40.  I got some 44 Russian brass and put my regular .429 bullet in it and fired them one at a time.  They seamed to work and the accuracy wasnít bad.  Other than that we never did anymore than talk about it but the only drawback we could think of is the jump the bullet would make going from the casing to the forcing cone.  Are there another problems we didnít discuss?  I will probably never do it completely but I was just curious.   

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